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Can Globalisation and Global Localisation Explain Foreign Direct Investment? Japanese Firms in Europe

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    This paper uses logit regression on the responses of 383 Japanese manufacturing firms located in the member countries of the European Union to investigate the motives for foreign direct investment. Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) data, as published in their 8th Annual Survey (October 1992) classified by industry, were used. The results confirm that decisions leading to FDI cannot be explained by a single factor and, furthermore, different types of FDI are influenced by different combinations of motives.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal International Journal of the Economics of Business.

    Volume (Year): 8 (2001)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 137-153

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    Keywords: Globalisation; Foreign Direct Investment; Internationalisation; European Union;

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